Reading Recovery in the Hilton School District

The Hilton Central School District has been a Reading Recovery®  district for over 10 years.  Reading Recovery® is an effective early literacy intervention designed to significantly reduce the number of children with literacy difficulties in schools.  Reading Recovery, implemented in schools around the world, recently received the highest ranking for effectiveness by the U.S. Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse which rates programs in the areas of alphabetics, fluency, comprehension and general reading achievement.  Reading Recovery provides daily one to one teaching with a specially trained teacher for children making the slowest progress in literacy learning after a year at school.  It is supplementary to classroom instruction.

A trained and certified Reading Recovery® teacher works one-on-one with a student daily for 13 to 20 weeks.  Every 30-minute session includes reading, writing and word study exercises entirely customized to the child's needs.  Daily lessons incorporate essential components of reading instruction: phonemic awareness [ability to manipulate sounds in words], vocabulary, fluency [rapid, phrased reading], and comprehension. 

Support Reading at Home:  Eight Ways to Promote Reading at Home by Marilyn Lopes.  For further information about Reading Recovery® : Reading Recovery Council.

For further information about Reading Recovery in Hilton Central schools, contact Director of K-12 Learning and Staff Development Karen Spillman at 585-392-1000 ext. 6051.